Saturday, June 30, 2007

Mexico's Glass House

In doing some looking for items to submit to The Victory Caucus as "latest news", I visited the Center for Security Policy website. I saw a link named "Mexico's Glass House". It's apparently the first in a series of articles on the hypocrisy of the Mexican government when it comes to immigration and the differences between how the United States treats its immigrants and how Mexico treats theirs. Needless to say, as I pointed out here, there is a glaring double-standard...

The summary:
  • Immigrants and foreign visitors are banned from public political discourse.
  • Immigrants and foreigners are denied certain basic property rights.
  • Immigrants are denied equal employment access.
  • Immigrants and naturalized citizens will never be treated as real Mexican citizens.
  • Immigrants and naturalized citizens are not to be trusted in public service.
  • Immigrants and naturalized citizens may never become members of the clergy.
  • Private citizens may make citizens arrests of lawbreakers (i.e., illegal immigrants) and hand them to the authorities.
  • Immigrants may be expelled from Mexico for any reason and without due process.
Even though the Senate killed the latest "comprehensive immigration reform" legislation, we cannot rest on our laurels about this issue. Keep up the communications with your elected representatives. I know I will...


skh.pcola said...

It's time for some reciprocity. I voted for Bush...twice, but I think the dircetion he's leading us in is a travesty. I don't know a single person, libtard or conservative, who is against immigration. However, every single person that I know is against illegal immigrants squatting in our country, posing potential security risks, sucking on the public teat, and not having a stake in our continued success. Enough is enough.

Ken Matesevac said...

I love your blog...and your views on immigration are great. You may enjoy mine also:

Keep up the good work.